Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more frequent

Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more...

For millennia, the North’s boreal forests have sucked carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the greenhouse gas layer enveloping the planet.But now, as big...
Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea oil company

Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea...

MELBOURNE — With a giant gas project expansion in the tropical highlands of remote Papua New Guinea bogged down by politics, the country's biggest...
An especially warm summer has driven extreme Arctic melting, says NASA

An especially warm summer has driven extreme Arctic melting, says NASA

An unusually hot summer worldwide has led to an extreme rate of Arctic ice melt, NASA said on Friday.NASA scientist Nathan Kurtz explained that the Greenland...
Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Nordic prime ministers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted widening cooperation between the five Nordic countries and Germany in Reykjavik, Iceland, last month, just as Germany’s...
Arctic refuge snow conditions are even worse for tundra travel than previously reported

Arctic refuge snow conditions are even worse for tundra travel than...

If energy companies bring drilling rigs and other industrial equipment to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, it will be difficult for them...
How a warming climate is changing Svalbard at an unprecedented rate

How a warming climate is changing Svalbard at an unprecedented rate

Since 1970, average annual temperatures have risen by 4 degrees Celsius in Svalbard, with winter temperatures rising more than 7 degrees, according to a report...
Why Russia is taking another look at Svalbard oil-drilling samples from 1975

Why Russia is taking another look at Svalbard oil-drilling samples from...

Almost 50 years after Soviet oilmen drilled in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the Russian government has commissioned a new analysis of those...
Greenland will host the first electric-powered off-road racing series

Greenland will host the first electric-powered off-road racing series

LONDON — Greenland will be one of five climate-threatened locations to host the first Extreme E championship in 2021, the pioneering all-electric off-road racing...
A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket, powered by toxic fuel, launched a satellite into orbit around the polar regions on Friday morning.The Government of Nunavut said this...
Retreating ice is revealing new land in Russia’s Arctic

Retreating ice is revealing new land in Russia’s Arctic

Research vessels operating for the Russia Navy have discovered new islands in the archipelagos of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. The biggest of...